5. Keep an honest food journal
. "It's essential," Jillian insists. "You need to track what you eat in detail. Not 'peanuts,' but how many peanuts. What time of day? And why are you eating just then? Writing it down amkes you accountable and aware, and it helps you identify the mistakes you're making. Maybe your blood sugar id fluctuating through the day. Maybe you're skipping meals. Maybe you feel like you're not eating that much but, when you add it up, it comes to 2,500 calories a day."
I would have made this #1. Any time I have ever lost any amount of weight, I have kept an accurate food journal. It keeps you henest, aware and it keeps you planning.